Security has always been a major business concern
- Physical assets are protected with locks, barriers, guards.
- Information assets are protected with passwords, coding, certificates, encryption.
Computers and Internet have redefined the nature of information security
Laws and enforcement in cyber crime
- Slow to catch-up
- Breaking into a computer is now a federal crime in the U.S.
- New laws against cyberborder crimes, yet difficult to enforce, sentences are typically very light